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Course summary

Lincoln's MA Conservation of Cultural Heritage enables students to gain hands-on experience while being taught by experts in the field. Students have the opportunity to develop a wide range of practical, theoretical and research skills in preparation for a career in heritage conservation. The city of Lincoln is bursting with history and the city's rich cultural heritage makes it an ideal location in which to study conservation. Students have access to a wide variety of historic materials and can choose to focus on remedial treatment, preventive conservation, or collections management. There may also be opportunities to work with the University's commercial consultancy, Lincoln Conservation. Students have access to a wide variety of materials from archaeological, social history, world cultures, and decorative arts contexts. For your research project, you can choose to specialise in certain modules and will learn with peers in high-specification, purpose-built laboratories in the University's Peter de Wint Building on campus. For those already working in conservation, a blended learning option allows the submission of practical projects derived from your current place of employment.

Assessment method

Examples of assessment methods that may be used include presentations, essays, reports, practical work, journal articles, websites, or blogs. Students on the blended learning option are required to submit a monthly report to monitor their progress, and online tutorials are offered by the module tutor. The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly usually within 15 working days of the submission date. To obtain the MA, students must submit a 15,000-word dissertation.


Entry requirements

First or second-class honours degree in conservation or equivalent professional experience. If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications. Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/. If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/ . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9600 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9600 Whole course
Scotland £9600 Whole course
Wales £9600 Whole course
International £17600 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Conservation of Cultural Heritage at University of Lincoln - UCAS